The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this after a virtual federal cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Also approved at the FEC meeting are Ecological Fund Projects for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2020.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the contracts awarded in favour of various contactors in the total sum of N16,041,101,334.79 inclusive of 7.5% VAT were for soil erosion/flood control and pollution control intervention projects.
He said: “These are the projects approved for implementation today: Erosion, Flood Control, Bridge Reconstruction and Road improvement at Umulmenyi Nkpa Communities of Bende LGA, Abia State; Gully Erosion Control Works at Umuokoro Lower Okata Community, Ihitte/Uboma LGA, Imo State; Imaku Omi Erosion Control Project, Ogun Waterside Local Government (Phase II), Ogun State; Afforestation, Combating Land Degradation, Road Improvement Measures in Aworiosun, Ikoyi Agroforestry Community, Isokan LGA, Osun State; Erosion Control at Calabar Free Trade Zone, Calabar, Cross River State; and Erosion and Road Improvement Works at Yelwa Primary School and Police Station Road, Yola, Adamawa State.
“Others are Ecological Problem at Federal College of Education Technical, Gombe, Gombe State; Flood and Erosion Menace Affecting Lau Community and its Environs in Lau LGA, Phase II, Taraba State; Erosion and Flood Control at Birnin Kudu, Budiga, Babaidu, Kafin Gana, Sammiya/ Buji LGA, Gofara, Yayarin Tukur, Birnin Kudu LGA, Jigawa State; Flood Erosion Control Works from Kano Road to Main Water Channel in Daura, Katsina State, Phase II; Asa River/Isale Koko Erosion and Flood Control Project, Ilorin East LGA, Kwara State; Erosion Flood Control and Environmental Degradation in Agaie and Lapai Community, Niger State; Soil Erosion, River Channelization and Slope Protection within Maitama District (Phase III), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
“Then, there was approval for the revised estimate total cost on the contract for the construction of Damaturu-Gasua-Nguru 132 KVA Double Circuit Transmission Line for Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).”